Three Things We Learnt in Riders Victory over Giants

Category: News
Author: RidersMedia
Date: 1st October, 2019

Riders picked up their third win from three this weekend, here is three things we learnt about the team.

Defence Wins

It’s no secret that in recent seasons Riders success has been built on their solid defensive foundations and their ability to hold their opponent’s to low numbers on the offensive end, this season has started out no different for Coach Paternostro’s team.

The Riders currently lead the league in opponents points per game holding their opposition to just 58 points per game whilst also only allowing their opposition to shoot just 32.3% from the floor which also leads the league.

The Riders put on another defensive masterclass against the Giants on Sunday holding them to just 57 points on just 31% from the field. 

Cartwright pulling the stings 

New recruit Kyron Cartwright is already making a major impression on this year’s Riders squad. The Compton native is currently averaging a spectacular 10.3 assists per game and was influential in the Riders victory against the Giants handing out  a season high 12 assists to go with his 14 points on the night. 

Josh Ward-Hibbert is continuing to impress

After his impressive finish to the Riders 2018/19 BBL campaign British wing Josh Ward-Hibbert is showing no signs on slowing down in the early days of the new season.

Josh has started the season on Fire for the Riders averaging 18.3 points and 12.8 rebounds per game across the Riders first 3 outings, Ward-Hibbert was a handful for the Giants all evening scoring the ball in a variety of ways whilst also dominating on the boards.

Josh finished the game with 20 points and 11 rebounds as he helped the Riders move to 3-0 in the BBL Cup.

The Riders are next in action this Friday at the Morningside Arena against the Newcastle Eagles, CLICK HERE to get your tickets!

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